PHP is the mostly commonly used language for Website and Web Application Development. It is a general purpose, server-side scripting language run a web server that’s designed to make dynamic pages and applications. PHP as a web development option is secure, fast and a reliable that offers lots more advantages to make it accessible to a lot of people.
Below are some Recommended PHP Books for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced students.
Head First PHP & MySQL – Lynn Beighley
Head First PHP & MySQL is the good book to start learning building dynamic websites using PHP and MySQL. You can create and populate your own MySQL database tables, and work with data stored in files . Use of exercises quizzes and puzzles turns this series into bestseller. You’ll build sophisticated examples — including a mailing list, a job board, and an online dating site — to help you learn how to harness the power of PHP and MySQL in a variety of contexts.
What you’ll learn
PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Web Sites: Visual QuickPro Guide (4th Edition) – Larry Ullman
This book will help you:
-Understand PHP essentials and the basics of object-oriented programming
-Master MySQL, from database structure to complex queries
-Create web pages with PHP and MySQL by integrating forms and other HTML features
-Make Ajax calls and turn your website into a highly dynamic environment
-Upload and manipulate files and images, validate user input, and secure your applications
PHP & MySQL For Dummies – Janet Valade
Using this book , you can build a online catalog and members only interactive website.
You’ll learn :
The book is recommended for someone acquainted with nuances of programming but is new to PHP.
PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja: The Easy Way to Build Your Own Database Driven Website 5th Edition – Kevin Yank
An intermediate level book to speed up your PHP integration with database (MySQL). Through this book, you can get acquainted with best database design and principles. It contains installation process of PHP, MySQL. Takes on an explanatory approach and helps you build your first database. Working example is used in entire book, so that new concepts learnt can be incorporated practically. You will be creating a live web based Content Management System and a functional e-commerce system.
What’s new ?
Advanced PHP Programming – George Schlossnagle
The rapid maturation of PHP has created a skeptical population of users from more traditional “enterprise” languages who question the readiness and ability of PHP to scale, as well as a large population of PHP developers without formal computer science backgrounds who have learned through the hands-on experimentation while developing small and midsize applications in PHP. While there are many books on learning PHP and developing small applications with it, there is a serious lack of information on “scaling” PHP for large-scale, business-critical systems.
Schlossnagle’s Advanced PHP Programming fills that void, demonstrating that PHP is ready for enterprise Web applications by showing the reader how to develop PHP-based applications for maximum performance, stability, and extensibility.
The book covers a variety of advanced topics such as design patterns, error handling, templates, unit testing, caching, databases, performance tuning and extending the language.
PHP Objects, Patterns, and Practice – Matt Zandstra
PHP Objects, Patterns, and Practice shows you how to blend the power of PHP with the sound enterprise development techniques embraced by professional programmers. It goes beyond the basic programming and will elucidate advanced topics such as working with static methods and properties, abstract classes, interfaces, design patterns, exception handling, and more.
You’ll learn to